Thursday, April 3, 2008

One week ago today, we received word from our property management company (through which we have rented our lovely home for the last three years) that the owner had decided it was time to sell, and the house would be on the market in a week if we didn't come to an agreement to buy it ourselves.

Cue much crying and stressing and general freaking out on my part. With my maternity leave rapidly approaching, finding somewhere new to live (bought or rented, depending) and then moving is a very daunting task.

So, we tried to come to an agreement with the owner, but as of this moment they are asking $13k over the absolute maximum we are willing to pay for this house. As much as we love it, it's just not worth as much to us as they want to get for it...

Which is too bad, but such is life.

So, tomorrow, R and I start looking at other houses in the area. Yay! for finally buying a house, but not so Yay! that it's right now. Luckily, we have lots of family and friends that have already offered to help us not only move, but also to pack (which is the really daunting part for me... Third trimester hormones are kicking my already exhausted butt!).

In other news, despite all predictions to the contrary I somehow miraculously passed the three hour GTT! I failed the one hour so badly both my doctor and I figured the three hour was only a formality, but surprisingly all values were within normal range! Yay! I just wish I could get those two days of my life back, where I was so sick from just doing the test that I hardly got out of bed!

Other than the house stress, and the waiting for the GTT results stress, everything else is going as good as can be expected. It's tax season, which means I'm ridiculously busy at work, and the two night classes I'm taking are keeping me very busy as well, but I'm getting by. Only a couple more weeks till exams, less than a month until tax season is over, and less than two months until I'm off work for about nine months!


  1. IMO, it sounds like the house owners just wanted to see if they could stick it to you by only giving you a week. Good decision on your part.

    I am a CPA as well, and I CAN NOT WAIT until tax season is over. I am sure you are counting down the days like I am.

  2. Sorry to hear about the housing situation, but YAY! for buying a new house--it is a great time to buy. :) And YAY for passing the 3-hour test. I'm dreading that stupid test. Good luck with the house hunt!

  3. I strongly suspect that I'll be looking for a new house soon, too. The reason? A valuer all over our rental property, allegedly for 'refinancing'. heh. Sure!

    Great to get an update,


  4. Anonymous6.4.08

    We don't do our taxes over here until August onwards. Hope its all good with the test results and that you find that dream house soon. Did you know packing and moving is right up there with stress levels of divorce and death. Probably not what you wanted to hear hey..
    Take care and stay sane.

  5. Yikes! House hunting! Exciting, yet the timing is a bit off! Good Luck:)

  6. Anonymous15.5.08

    I am sure you are so busy baby prepping that you don't have time to blog but we wanted to wish you good luck!